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Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2021

Tasting Notes

Winery: Stellenrust
Region:
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
SKU: STECHE2021 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml

$14.99

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Awards/Reviews

4 ½ Stars 2022 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Energetic, tangy quince & citrus on bright, crisp 21 (90 pts) from old Bottelary bushvines. Natural ferment, 5 months on lees & 16% oaked. As with 20, great value.

Winemaker Notes

This Chenin Blanc shows strong lime and some tropical fruit on the nose with a mineral palate of grape fruit and pear drop.

Grapes are harvested from vineyards planted to decomposed granite and varying in age, but no younger than 30 years and up to 44 years.

Grapes are allowed short skin contact and natural settling in tank. 16% is fermented in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels and 84% in stainless steel after which both portions are kept 5 months on the fermentation lees before it is blended and fined. Fermentation is a slow natural process and wild yeast ferments like this can take up to 3 months to finish.
A cold and wet winter in 2020, allowed for early budding and foliage development in Spring to create a good environment for the ripening of Chenin Blanc through a dry but cooler 2021 summer. The old bush vines showed their strength in this vintage.

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